Demystifying NIST’s Open Source Software Security Controls

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Solomon Rubin, Engineering Manager - Security, FOSSA | Gauthami Polsani, Product Marketing Manager, FOSSA

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There's been a lot of discussion about SBOM-related requirements in the Biden administration’s 2021 cybersecurity executive order. But that same executive order also prompted NIST (the U.S. government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology) to create lesser-known — yet also important — guidance specific to managing open source software security. These recommendations include using programming languages and frameworks with built-in security controls, pulling open source from trusted repositories, and implementing software composition analysis (SCA) to detect vulnerabilities, to name a few. Join FOSSA Security Engineering Manager Solomon Rubin in the webinar “Demystifying NIST’s Open Source Software Security Controls” for a comprehensive overview of NIST’s open source security recommendations — and the practical steps your organization can take to implement them. We’ll discuss: -NIST’s six recommended controls for open source software security -How teams can use NIST’s Foundational, Sustaining, and Enhancing framework as a roadmap to enhance their internal capabilities -The role of SBOMs in vulnerability management -Where software composition analysis (SCA) tools like FOSSA fit into NIST’s guidance

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